Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress

Researchers at Technical University Munich have reported findings related to the development of colon cancer. "We originally wanted to study the role of bacteria in the intestines in the development of intestinal inflammation," ...

Oncology & Cancer

Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival

People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center.

Medical research

Human tissue model developed to test colon cancer drugs

The first-ever "disease in a Petri dish" platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, allowing them to identify a targeted drug treatment for ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer screening should begin at 45: US doctors

Screening for colon cancer should begin earlier, at age 45 instead of 50, due to an uptick in colorectal tumors among younger people, the American Cancer Society said on Wednesday.

Oncology & Cancer

These foods may up your odds for colon cancer

(HealthDay)—Chowing down on red meat, white bread and sugar-laden drinks might increase your long-term risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

To help prevent colon cancer, 'listen to your gut'

(HealthDay)—Sometimes following up on a gut feeling can make the difference between life and death, especially for people with colon cancer, researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study advances understanding of colon cancer and colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the main types, is on the increase in the United States, affecting more than 1.6 million people and explaining perhaps the increase in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Nurse navigators may aid colon cancer screening follow-up

Group Health patients with a positive screening test for colon cancer (a stool test or sigmoidoscopy) tended to be more likely to get the recommended follow-up test, a diagnostic colonoscopy, if nurse navigators contacted ...

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